IAS Membership Campaign continues through 31 December 2015

On September 2, 2015 we launched the Italian Art Society’s “Campaign for 500,” which continues through December 31, 2015. We have now reached our goal, and, as of November 2, 2015, we have 504 members, an historic high! Thanks to everyone for making the “Campaign for 500” a wonderful success. We would, of course, be thrilled to have even more new or renewing lapsed members, so please encourage friends and colleagues to join us. With many benefits and even more great initiatives in the works, this is a great time to join the IAS since a membership purchased by December 31, 2015 is valid until January 1, 2017, providing extra months of membership.  Membership options begin at $20.00 for graduate students, $30.00 for regular members, with Patron and Benefactor levels also available.


  • Sponsored sessions and receptions at a number of conferences including the annual meetings of the College Art Association (CAA), the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC), the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), the American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS), and other venues.
  • Co-sponsored conference sessions and social events with sister organizations
  • An annual lecture in Italy, jointly sponsored with the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • Conference travel awards for students and emerging scholar members as well as IAS and Kress-funded grants for speakers traveling internationally in IAS-sponsored panels
  • A research and publications grant program to fund members at all levels, with two new grants for dissertation research
  • Support for graduate students and emerging scholars that includes a new mentoring program and a GoogleGroup
  • A forum for the circulation of members’ publications and research interests
  • A newsletter published three times a year
  • An informative and comprehensive website
  • Multiple social media outlets to share both IAS and general information about Italian art and architecture such as our Facebook and Academia.edu pages and our Twitter feed
  • The IAS Blog that brings news of Italian art to its more than 7000 followers

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